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Lockdown cocktails

Self-isolation getting you down? We’re here to help.

With more of us getting into the habit of spending our days inside, we need something to stave off the boredom. Luckily, the saying really is true: necessity is the mother of invention. We needed something to rescue us from tedium, and the world of gin responded! We’ve compiled some of our favourite cocktail recipes you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home, and give you the perfect opportunity to perfect your mixology skills. What’s more, you can order the ingredients online and have them delivered straight to your mixing station…

Marylebone G&T copy

Marylebone G&T

 Our first recipe comes from award-winning tonic and mixer brand Double Dutch, and is their mouthwatering, citrusy twist on a classic Gin and Tonic. The ingredients you’ll need are as follows:

50ml Citrus Gin

Double Dutch Indian Tonic Water

A wedge of pink grapefruit

Simply mix, garnish, and you’re away.

Due Diligence

Due Diligence

 This cocktail from Absolut Vodka mixes flavours old and new, to make a truly tempting drink. For this you’ll need:

2 parts Absolut Elyx

1 part Elderflower Liqueur

1 part lemon juice

1 pinch dill

2 parts tonic water

Cucumber slices

Muddle the cucumber, swizzle with crushed ice, top with the tonic and garnish with more cucumber slices. This would work equally well with vodka or gin.

Honey I'm Home

Honey I’m Home

Top marks for cocktail-naming go to Caorunn Gin with this sweet and zesty recipe that makes the perfect drink to curl up on the sofa with. Ingredients:

50ml Caorunn Raspberry

25ml lime juice

1.5tsp honey

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Double strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with lime zest.

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Berry Delight 

This is another from Double Dutch, and blends sharp lemon, sweet pomegranate and basil. With the combination of warm berry, acidic citrus and gin, you won’t be able to resist a second one of these. You’ll need to get your hands on:

50ml gin

15ml lemon juice

Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil

20ml Chambord


Again, this is a fairly simple one: mix, with plenty of ice, and garnish with raspberries and a twist of lemon peel.


Apricot Jam Passion

This one from Sipsmith promises brighter days ahead, and will remind you that summer’s on its way. This’ll remind you of cocktails past, but with a contemporary twist. You’ll need:

30ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin

2tsp sieved apricot jam

30ml passionfruit juice

10ml lime juice

Apricot or passionfruit half

Add all ingredients, minus the apricot or passionfruit half, into a cocktail shaker, and shake well. Double strain into an ice-filled glass, and garnish with an apricot cut into a fan, or the passionfruit half.


All Things Nice

This is one cocktail we all need right now. Courtesy of Edinburgh Gin, this drink brings you comforting notes of apple, caramel, and spice, and will make your evenings staying in enjoyable again. Ingredients:

25ml Edinburgh Gin’s Apple & Spice Gin Liqueur

25ml Edinburgh Gin

50ml cloudy apple

12.5ml Butterscotch Schnapps

1tsp lemon juice

Add all the ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and double strain into a chilled glass.

Sofa spritz

Sofa Spritz

Another lockdown must-try from Caorunn Gin, this sophisticated cocktail is bound to impress your quarantine companions. Light, sweet and dry, this is easy to put together and delightfully fresh. You will need:

50ml Caorunn Gin

50ml pressed apple juice

100ml soda water

50ml sparkling white wine

Red apple slices

Mix all the liquid ingredients and serve in a wine glass with plenty of ice cubes. Garnish with the apple slices.


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